The first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer just dropped, and the rumors were right. We are headed to space. Oh, and the Call of Duty 4 remaster is real and looks phenomenal. Check the trailer below.
The first 1:30 of the trailer did nothing for me. It looked like the standard Call of Duty fare. Bad guys are destroying everything while you stagger across the ground from one point to another. But everything after 1:30? Sign me the hell up.
I’ve been in a space game mood lately and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is hitting all the right buttons. I’ll never tire of games showing you fly from within the atmosphere to space. It looks badass in No Man’s Sky and looks great here too.
Every Call of Duty reveal trailer has a theme the developers try to push. In Advanced Warfare, it was the Exosuit and the insane movement it provided.
In Black Ops III, it was Specialists and their abilities.
For Infinite Warfare? Space. And I want it now. That looks like an awesome campaign to play.
It helps a Call of Duty 4 remaster is packaged in. I know I wouldn’t be as optimistic about Infinite Warfare without it. But hey, worst case if Infinite Warfare turns out to be bad (I doubt it) – we have Call of Duty 4 to fall back on. Either way, I’m playing Call of Duty again this November.
Infinite Warfare movement?
This is going to be the topic of conversation for many Call of Duty fans until we see full multiplayer gameplay. Is the fast movement of Advanced Warfare returning, or are we going to see something closer to Black Ops III?
The good news is we don’t see any crazy ass jumping around like the Advanced Warfare reveal trailer. But we do see jump boosters in action at 0:58 (look at the two NPCs on the far left side). Still, that’s the only example I could find in a 3+ minute trailer. And remember, certain campaign features don’t cross over to multiplayer.
We do see zero-g combat in the second half of the trailer. A grappling hook is also being used to latch onto an enemy and drag him towards you. Hopefully, zero-g is the extent of the different movements. The last thing I want to see is Exosuit movement combined with zero-g.
Right now, I’m leaning towards ‘boots on the ground’ gameplay. With such a big focus on space, I don’t see Infinity Ward doing too much different with the base movement. Well, outside of zero-g.
How about that Call of Duty 4 remaster tease
Activision knows how much we all want a Call of Duty 4 remaster, and the short tease we got doesn’t disappoint. The Crew Expendable mission (the basis for Wet Work in multiplayer) looks amazing.
Raven Software is handling the remaster according to an Activision press release. Since 2010, Raven has been a support studio for the Call of Duty franchise. Think along the lines of DICE LA with their work on the Battlefield series.
“The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It’s an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans,” said Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.
10 “fan-favorite maps” will be packaged in with the remaster and we know of three of them – Crash, Backlot and Crossfire.
What other maps do you want to see? And what did you think of the Infinite Warfare reveal trailer?